Gig tonight @ The Sash Bar, Northcote!!!

Sash Bar April 8 2017If you’re in Melbourne tonight, come and hang at The Sash Bar in Northcote (111 High St, Northcote), for a night of acoustic tunes from Jess Hieser, Dylan Beast and myself.

Will have Solo and Feckers CD’s with me like I always do – TAKE THEM haha – I need my cupboard back!!!!

Music starts from 7pm!!

Happy New Year – Gigs for 2017!!!

cs_basement_4_paintHappy new year everyone out there!!! I wish you all the best this year and beyond. I’ve started the year running with my third gig in a week coming up. Will also aim to have my next album featuring Rob Lundgren, Dennis Leeflang and Mathew Szkup out this year too. More on that below…….

ACOUSTIC GIGS:

As mentioned, I’ve done a couple of gigs this week for the good folks at Impact Events, playing at The Basement Cafe and Bar (350 Latrobe St, Melbourne) and The Arcadia Hotel (South Yarra). These are are great bunch of folks doing good things for the music scene and I plan on being a part of more events asap. Check out some photos / video / setlists from both nights.

The Basement Bar and Cafe – Jan 06, 2017

  • “Slough” (David Brent Cover)
  • “Harder than your husband” (Frank Zappa cover)
  • “Here Comes the Sun” (Beatles cover)
  • “October 22”
cs_basement_1

Live at the Basement Cafe and Bar – Photo by Andrew Grant

cs_basement_2

Live at the Basement Cafe and Bar – Photo by Andrew Grant

cs_basement_3

Live at the Basement Cafe and Bar – Photo by Michael Hussey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arcadia Hotel – Jan 10, 2017

  • “Gandhara” (Godiego cover)
  • “I Cant Start Again
  • “To Be”
  • “A Better World” (The Feckers – solo piano)
cs_arcadia_1

Live at the Arcadia Hotel – Photo by Andrew Grant

cs_arcadia_2

Live at the Arcadia Hotel – Photo by Andrew Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND FOR THOSE IN HOBART, DON’T MISS THIS!!!!

cunning-stunts

New Dan Verkys Exhibition – Launch Date Feb 20, 2016!!!

YesterdayCheck this out if you’re anywhere near Romsey next weekend for the launch, and through March for the length of the exhibition!!!!!

It’s always a pleasure being asked to be involved with such a talented man as Dan Verky’s creative pursuits, and I know for a fact that he’s REALLY going the extra mile to put on a real show. I’m totally excited to see everything he’s cooked up!!!

As it happens I’ll be polluting the airwaves with some instrumental acoustic music as well, but don’t let that put you off. Just make sure you come cause it will be a cracker!!!

Live at AMR.fm – Available now!!!

EveryoneMan, what a cool night this was!! I had been meaning to get down to the studio in FOREVER but life kinda had other plans. I’ve been signed up to their site since the very early days though and always really appreciated what they do for us indie musicians – was something to finally see it all first hand and meet Gareth and Tony!!

Not to mention the other acts – Jimmy Maddon with his Cat Stevens vibed story telling, and the soul and groove of Thando, this was a fantastic evening and one I hope I’ll get the chance to do again soon!!!

Jimmy is touring Indonesia very soon, while Thando was hitting it for a string of east coast tour dates right after this – hope it goes amazing for both acts!! Great to meet you and AMR!! 😀

Download my set from the night for free via the player below!! (Photography by Gareth McDowell, Artwork by Dan Verkys)

 

Video and setlist from The Eltham Hotel!!

Had a great time at The Eltham Hotel last night!! Of note in the setlist is the live debut of a new song that I’m finishing up in the studio at the moment with the Szkup, Lundgren, Leeflang, Szkup album called “I Will Wait For You” – although I wrote the basis of the melodies in the song, there is definitely a reason why Rob is the singer on the song, and it was no easy task trying to sing his parts I can tell you haha!

Setlist:

  • “Influenza Blues”
  • “To Be”
  • “TPCM”
  • “I Will Wait For You”
  • “Slackers and Wankers”
  • “October 22”
  • “Handle With Care”

“Ascend” / Studio vids!!

The last day of the year as as good a day as any for some video action right??!!

Here’s the official video for “Ascend”. This track is from my “Resist to Exist” album that came out in August 2014, and features my bro Mathew Szkup laying down the smack, and a cameo from Dennis Leeflang on tribal drums. Hope you enjoy!!

Also…..here’s some video from yesterday’s guitar tracking for the next album!! Thanks for hanging with me this year and always, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!! 😀

New songs – Line up / Video!!!

When I started getting these tunes that you’ll hear soon together it was pretty clear very fast that I didn’t have the nads required to do the vocals justice. In the past I had successfully found killer singers from little old Youtube and thought I would try it again. Eventually I came across this guy by the name of Mr Rob Lundgren from Sweden, and hoooooly shiiiiit – what a voice!!!! Going through his channel I saw amazing diversity – and with every different song and style I watched, I was just blown away how much he was killing it no matter what!!!! Upon getting in touch I found him to be a fantastic guy also, and we banged out the tracks for the EP real fast, with ease. Such a pleasure!

Here’s a short video from tracking of the last song we did:

The full line up for these next tunes (aside from the occasional guest who may pop up here and there) is:

Rob Lundgren (Vocals)
Mathew Szkup (Guitars)
Dennis Leeflang (Drums)
Chris Szkup (Guitars and Bass)

I’m so pumped and can’t wait for you guys to hear the stuff – more soon!!!! 😀

New music!!!! Full track – “Friendship Song”!!!!

Resist to ExistHere you go folks – ENJOY!!!!

Line up:

Chris Szkup – Guitars, Bass, Lead and backing vocals
Mathew Szkup – Drums, guitars, backing vocals

Recorded at Red Planet Recording by Stew and Jake Long

Mixed by Dennis Leeflang, mastered by Andy VanDette, artwork by Dan Verkys